The Mallotus wrayi complex (Euphorbiaceae)
The Mallotus wrayi King ex Hook.f. complex on the Sunda Shelf of the Malay Archipelago (Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, Borneo) appeared to comprise four species instead of a single, very heterogeneous one. Two synonyms (M. caudatus Merr. and M. lancifolius Hook.f.) are resurrected and a new species, M. spinifructus, is described. Important characters can be found in the density of the hairs (glandular scale-like, simple or stellate), type of stellately bundled hairs, lengths of inflorescences, bracts, and bracts of the terminal bud, and in the stigma width and hairiness.
|Keywords||Euphorbiaceae, Mallotus, Sunda Shelf, Malesia|
|Journal||Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants|
|Rights||Released under the CC-BY 4.0 ("Attribution") License|
van Welzen, P.C, & Sierra, S.E.C. (2006). The Mallotus wrayi complex (Euphorbiaceae). Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 51(2), 373–388.